Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:57
You must have been to a posh school then PP We weren't allowed fountain pens until we went to Grammar School. And then we weren't allowed to use biros. To this day I find my writing is a real mess with a biro but much more legible with a fountain pen. Real ink!
And yes I also remember the blue bag - you were supposed to dab it on a bee sting, or a wasp sting, because it was acidic and took away the alkalinity of one of their stings (or the other way round!) but I can't remember which sting was which, so I'd have been no good at that bit of first aid!
Gibbs toothpaste - pink solid lump in a round tin that you swished your brush round to get this disgusting tasting gunk onto the brush! Lifebuoy soap! Daz and Omo with their competitive free plastic flowers!